Nature of Logic and Perception

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Critical thinking is something we all do, although the frequency may vary from person to person. A person must use logic during the critical thinking process. It is important to understand how people think and make the unknown number of decisions everyday. One of the amazing yet confounding things about thinking logically and critically is that all of us perceive issues differently and all of us have a unique thinking pattern. The things that we experience also play an important role in how we perceive issues and also our thinking patterns. The focus of this paper is to discuss the nature of logic as it relates to critical thinking. Also covered will be my own perceptual process and an explanation of the types of blocks that influence my views.

Logic and Critical Thinking

Critical thinking involves understanding of the science of logic, including how to analyze information and the usage of corrective reasoning (Wood & Wood, 1999).

One believes the nature of logic is how we each deal with a situation and how we decide what the right thing to do is and how we come to certain conclusions about a situation. We all have had experiences in our life that contribute to what we feel is logical or not logical. Where we grow up and live are elements of the nature of logic and perceptions. Logic is the process of examining and evaluating any particular idea or thought, in an effort to search for the truths that allows us to better understand or identify why we think the way we do. It enables us to more effectively, express our opinions and ideas, or even aid in the argument of someone else's point of view.


Perception is the way we receive and translate our experiences and how and...